Movie Previews: Holiday openings a break from shopping, food, family obligations2 min read

Jay Serrano, Staff Writer

With the holiday season coming up, huddling with the family in one house can drive students insane. The movie theater can be the best escape, especially with all the new releases coming out.

“Frozen” is the first movie of the holiday season to hit theatres with a thanksgiving release date. From the creators of “Tangled” and Disney Studios, “Frozen” is the latest animated addition to the Disney Collection. “Frozen”, a loose adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Ice Queen”, tells the story of two princesses Anna and Elsa. Elsa has the power to control ice and snow and when she loses control of her powers she plunges the kingdom into perpetual winter and flees. The story then follows Anna on her quest to find Elsa and restore normalcy.

“The Hobbit- The Desolation of Smaug” continues the journey of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Gray, and their Dwarf companions to the Lone Mountain. Their journey will take them through the kingdom of the elves and the village of Lake Town all the way to the mountain where the dragon Smaug holds the Dwarves’ treasure and home hostage. “The Hobbit” stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, and Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the dragon Smaug.

“Anchorman 2, The Legend Continues” comes nine years after the debut of “Anchorman the Legend of Ron Burgundy.” Will Ferrell reprises his role as Ron Burgundy in. Stars returning for the sequel include: Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, and David Koechner. After being fired from his casting news job in San Diego Ron Burgundy and his team travel across the country to New York City to work for a national news corporation.

In “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up yet again to make another movie about power and corruption. This time it is based on a true story. The movie tells the story of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker in the 1980s and 1990s. Belfort left his job to build his own start-up company in an attempt to make as much money as possible. When Belfort left his company, according to the preview, he was making $72,000 a month. When his company was its peak, Belfort was raking in $49 million a year. The only problem was his methods were illegal. The stars are Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill and Jon Faverau.

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” Ben Stiller’s latest project seeks to blend daydreams and reality. Walter Mitty is an office worker at Life magazine who adds excitement to his dull life by daydreaming. When his job is threatened, Mitty must embark on an adventure that will take him around the world and add excitement to his life.